Our open day is a relaxed and informal way for you to meet with a variety of people at different stages of their career.

The day includes presentations and interactive workshops, giving you the opportunity to get involved with patent drafting and prosecution. We finish the day with the opportunity to chat with our colleagues about their experiences within the profession so far.

We typically offer up to 50 places for our open day, with the event currently being held virtually. We give priority to open day applicants who have completed their studies or are in their final or penultimate year of undergraduate or postgraduate study.

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What to expect

  • Presentations on a variety of IP topics
  • Helpful tips for joining the profession
  • Interactive workshops covering patent drafting and prosecution
  • A chance to meet people at the firm

The application process

When applying, please select the practice group which is most relevant to your degree. Helpful guidance can be found in our commonly accepted degrees section. If you are uncertain, please contact us and we will be happy to assist.

Applications to our Virtual Open Day on 7th September 2021 are now closed. We will open for applications to our 2022 event in July 2022.

We typically welcome approximately 50 students to our virtual open day, with preference given to individuals in their penultimate and final year of study. As we receive a high level of interest in the event, we encourage those who have been unsuccessful to apply for future opportunities. This includes our summer internship and trainee patent attorney opportunities.


“I found the whole experience very informative and helpful and definitely solidified my choice of career.”

Heather, open day participant 2020

“I’m sure the virtual format was a new experience for everyone involved but it ran very smoothly and the remote nature didn’t hinder the experience or insight gained. It was really interesting to hear from the team at the firm – every interaction throughout the day was informative and welcoming.”

Iona, open day participant 2020

“I found the various discussions throughout the day to be informative and encouraging. The networking session in particular was an excellent platform to establish connections with peers and those in the industry.”

James, open day participant 2020